Chief Justice Roberts--refers to State of the Union address as a pep rally.

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    If you watched the State of the Union address. All 9 Supreme court justices were there--getting chided by Barack Obama over a ruling on McCain/Feingold. Members of congress were cheering on Obama while the justices were silent--with the expection of one justice "mouthing" the words -- "not true."

    Here is John Roberts stating that they do not see any need in attending State of the Union addresse's because they have become nothing more than a political pep rally.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARV_eHsyaHo]YouTube - Chief Justice Roberts Remarks on State of the Union[/ame]
     
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    Yes. I saw it. Very tacky indeed.

    The Prez was wrong to boot. You'd think someone who was a law professor would indeed know the law.

    Oh well. If I were the Supreme Court it would be a cold day in hell before I attended another SOTU address. 9 empty chairs should look quite good doncha thinnk???
     
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    I don't believe that Thomas attended, he's the Woody Allen George C Scott of SCOTUS
     
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    That was one of the ugliest State of the Unions I have ever seen.
     
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    What did you expect, its not like Obama is a real President
     
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    He's right. There is no need or requirement for them to attend.
     
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    I wish Justice Roberts was the President and Obama was selling watermelons on the side of the road in Texas.
     
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    The State of the union speech is and has long been a political pep rally.
    so there will be no need for Roberts to attend when a republican is president either.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how many show up next year. I believe only six attended this last one.
     
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    You meant that constitutionally require SOTU? And what law do you think the POTUS doesn't know? If you're referring to the SCOTUS decision that he was talking about in the SOTU, you should read up on the decision and what Roberts told the other justices about the notion that their decision would allow foreign American incorporated corporations to pay for ads direrctly from their treasury.
     
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